nme: Blur WILL reunite next month says Alex James | News | NME.COM Blur WILL reunite next month says Alex James Bassist tells NME.COM Graham Coxon is onboard for sessions 7 hours ago Blur
are to set to record together as a four-piece for the first time since 2002, when guitarist Graham Coxon
left the band.
Speaking to NME.COM
bassist Alex James
explained that the band are all in touch again and plan to record together - with the aim of making an album - in the near future.
"It's going to happen soon," James
explained, speaking of imminent recording sessions. "It's looking promising.
"It's important for us emotionally not to leave Blur
as an unfinished thing. It could be good musically as well." Blur
drummer Dave Rowntree
had previously told NME.COM
that the band were set to get together this month, but James
explained that it was more likely that they would record in October.
"I texted Graham
this morning and got one back," he revealed. "I saw Damon
) about a month ago and I spoke to Dave
yesterday. We're all talking."
Hinting at what a new album might sound like, James
said: "Good guitars would be good. But I mainly talk to Graham
about mandolins and prog music." Coxon
departed during the early sessions for the group's last album, 'Think Tank'
, which came out in 2003.
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